Bond of Director General Stuyvesant for the repayment of money borrowed from the deacons of New Netherland

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared the honorable Petrus Stuyvesant, director general, who acknowledged that in the capacity aforesaid, on account of the Company, he was well and truly indebted to the deacons of New Netherland in the sum of seventeen hundred and seventy-four guilders, three stivers, the particulars whereof are entered in the Company's Colonists' Book, in the custody of the commissary; which said sum he promises to tender and pay for the honorable Company, free of costs and charges For further security the said director general binds the Company's effects in New Netherland, submitting the same ] to all courts, tribunals and judges in testimony whereof this is signed by the honorable Petrus Stuyvesant the 15th of May 1649, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.